The name of the Santa Barbara man killed Friday night when an all-terrain vehicle crashed into a tree in San Luis Obispo County has been released.
Nicholas Lee Bozenich, 36, died in the incident that occurred at about 10:25 p.m. on private property near Los Berros and Milton roads in rural Arroyo Grande, the California Highway Patrol said.
The 36-year-old Santa Barbara man was driving at an unknown speed when the 2014 Polaris ATV drifted off the edge of a driveway and slammed into a large tree on an embankment, the CHP said.
The ATV then spun around and struck a second tree, where it came to rest.
The driver, Bozenich, was declared dead at the scene, and his passenger, Brian Bullough, 34, of Seal Beach, suffered major injuries and was taken to Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, the CHP said.
Authorities withheld Bozenich’s name until Monday so notification of relatives could occur.
The CHP has not yet determined whether alcohol or drugs were involved in the collision.